Chapter 3.32


3.32.010    Definitions.

3.32.020    Levied.

3.32.030    Tax is additional to any other.

3.32.040    Fund created—Purpose.

3.32.050    Collection and administration.

3.32.060    Violation—Penalty.

3.32.010 Definitions.

The definitions of "selling price," "seller," "buyer," "consumer" and all other definitions as are now contained in RCW 82.08.010 and subsequent amendments thereto are adopted as the definitions for the tax levied in this chapter. (Ord. 1353 § 2, 1997: Ord. 828 § 2, 1980).

3.32.020 Levied.

There is levied a special excise tax of four percent on the sale of or charge made for the furnishing of lodging that is subject to tax under Chapter 82.08 RCW. The tax imposed under Chapter 82.08 RCW applies to the sale of or charge made for furnishing of lodging by a hotel, rooming house, tourist court, motel or trailer camp, and the granting of any similar license to use real property, as distinguished from the renting or leasing of real property. It shall be presumed that the occupancy of real property for a continuous period of one month or more constitutes a rental or lease of real property and not a mere license to use or enjoy the same. (Ord. 1376 § 1, 1998: Ord. 1353 § 1, 1997: Ord. 828 § 1, 1980).

3.32.030 Tax is additional to any other.

The tax levied in this chapter shall be in addition to any license fee or any other tax imposed or levied under any law or any other ordinance of the city; provided, the first two percent of the tax shall be deducted from the amount of tax the seller would otherwise be required to collect and pay to the Department of Revenue under Chapter 82.08 RCW. (Ord. 1353 § 3, 1997: Ord. 828 § 3, 1980).

3.32.040 Fund created—Purpose.

There is created a special fund in the treasury of the city and all taxes collected under this chapter shall be placed in this special fund to be used solely for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of tourist promotion, acquisition of tourism-related facilities or operation of tourism-related facilities or to pay for any other uses as authorized in Chapter 67.28 RCW, as now or hereafter amended. (Ord. 1353 § 4, 1997: Ord. 828 § 4, 1980).

3.32.050 Collection and administration.

For the purpose of the tax levied in this chapter:

(a)    The Department of Revenue is designated as the agent of the city for the purposes of collection and administration of the tax.

(b)    The administrative provisions contained in RCW 82.08.050 through 82.08.070 and in Chapter 82.32 RCW shall apply with respect to administration and collection of the tax by the Department of Revenue.

(c)    All rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Revenue for the administration of Chapter 82.08 RCW are adopted by reference.

(d)    The Department of Revenue is authorized to prescribe and utilize such forms and reporting procedures as the Department may deem necessary and appropriate. (Ord. 1353 § 5, 1997: Ord. 828 § 5, 1980).

3.32.060 Violation—Penalty.

Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties as set forth in Chapter 1.16 of the Omak Municipal Code. (Ord. 1353 § 6, 1997: Ord. 828 § 6, 1980).